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WATCH: Boxer Amir Khan removed from US flight

British boxer Amir Khan was removed from an airplane in the US after an altercation about the use of face coverings.

The 34-year-old said he and his friend were removed from an American Airlines plane by Police when someone complained his friend was wearing his mask too low.


American Airlines said the flight from Newark Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth returned to the gate after two people reportedly refused to comply with crew requests.

The airline said: “Our customer relations team is reaching out to Mr Khan to learn more about his experience and reinforce the importance of policies implemented for the safety of our customers and crew.”

Khan posted a video on Twitter, claiming he was left “disgusted” by his treatment.


American Airlines said that “per protocol”, Police were present when the two men refused to comply with regulations, but were not involved in asking either passenger to leave and did not intervene.

The airline said Khan and his colleague are not banned from the airline.

IMAGE – “Amir Khan meets the media at #AIBAWorlds2015” by Boxing AIBA (CC BY-ND 2.0)/ Twitter/AmirKhan


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